Building computer for music, video, gaming Tags: New Build Computer Systems Last response: November 27, 2011 12:11 AM in Systems Share gtsebek November 26, 2011 10:31:48 PM I'm putting together a computer i can build for.. From most to least important: Music production, Video editing, Gaming Right now I'm planning on: MOBO: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM & POWER SUPPLY: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB & COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 550 Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PLUS: CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I still need to figure: Hard Disk? Optical drive? Also a case So far, what do you think? will it be a good build, or should I change a few things? What would you recommend as far as hard disk, optical drive, and a case. and mabey other things that i'm missing? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks More about : building computer music video gaming | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove r0aringdrag0n November 27, 2011 12:11:27 AM First: I would change the cooler to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Saves some money and gives great overclocking, i doubt you'd be trying to OC your i5 to 5GHz (which is what water cooling is for). 2nd: Get this HDD: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+Digital+-+Caviar+Bl... It's pretty cheap compared to NewEgg 3rd: You can go with a cheap optical drive, not really important, something like this will suffice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 4th: This is a cool case that is pretty cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Tower-steel-chassis-CS-NT... | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Building computer for music, video, gaming> Related ressources: ForumI need advise on building a computer for music production. ForumHigh-End Home PC for Music/Photo/Video Editing and Gaming ForumFirst build for video editing/ music production/graphic design ForumNeed Help Building Music Production/ Gaming Monster CPU Forum$7500 Budget College Gaming/Music/Photo/Video /Media Rig ForumAbout to buy parts $1000 build Music,Video,Gaming - Feedback? ForumArt/Photo/ Video/Music prodution and gaming rig...Good list? ForumDream Computer for Music Production (and leisure [i.e. gaming ]) ForumNeed advice building music production / video editing PC ForumNew build music mixing/recording and gaming computer $2000 Canadian ForumLooking to build a PC for music production and gaming ForumMusic Production/ Gaming Build ForumBuilding a new PC for music production and editing/recording *help* ForumFirst build under $1000 gaming , bluray, and video/music editing ForumPCI compatibility question Forum$1100 gaming build help ForumA Gaming PC - What parts do I need? :) ForumComputer compatibility checker ForumNew HTPC Build - Boots, but no Video Output Forum~500$ gaming pc More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !